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RepeaterBook has offered CHIRP support since 2011. RepeaterBook offers importing from within the CHIRP program directly from Repeaterbook.com or by exporting from Repeaterbook.com and manually importing to CHIRP.
Importing from within CHIRP is extremely easy, but the search options are somewhat limited. More customized searches can be completed within Repeaterbook.com and transferred to CHIRP.
From nearly any search from within, RepeaterBook is an export menu item. You must be logged in to have access to it.
More customized searches can be produced from the RepeaterBook Website than from within the CHIRP software. Many of these search queries can be exported to a format suitable for importing into the CHIRP software.
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Many users have noticed there is sometimes a discrepancy between the number of rows shown on the website versus what is actually exported. This is caused by the export working to remove any repeaters that operate in modes that are not supported by the radio, such as DMR.
You can import data into CHIRP multiple times without overwriting the previous data. This is done by selecting the memory channel to start the import at. After selecting the file to be imported, select the first memory channel location, and enter in the memory channel to start at.
This process allows multiple custom lists to be exported from RepeaterBook that can be pieced together within CHIRP to make a single memory channel file.
When you are done importing and massaging the memory channel information, perform a final save of your data by selecting File » Save As. The default is a *.img file. Whenever you make any major changes to the file, you should save the new file with today's date and start an archive folder. That way, you can always roll back your memory channels as needed. You can also create another custom configuration based on your master configuration for other needs. Just be sure to save them in a manner that is meaningful to you so you know what they are for later.